Ticket #1016 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

Browser kiosk should disable printing

Reported by: geofft Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: The Distant Future
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:

Description

I saw some jobs yesterday in the Pharos queue from kiosk@mit. I saw some more today. The print dialog in the kiosk browser should really be removed entirely, or be replaced with something like "Sorry, buddy, you can only print if you have an MIT account. If you need a campus map or something, go find the admissions office."

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

This is harder than it seems, because Firefox is stupid. The r-kiosk home page says:

You might want to remove the print dialog by adding following lines to your user.js:
user_pref("print.always_print_silent",true);
user_pref("print.show_print_progress",false);

However, that doesn't disable printing, just not show the print dialog. Now, we could do something really stupid like remove the "mitprint" printer, or disable CUPS entirely, but this is Hard(tm). The easy solution is to popup a zenity dialog that says "You cannot print. All print jobs will be discarded." or some such.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from new to committed

r25374 hides the print dialog and also tells the user that it won't work. Doing anything more awesome requires pharos "Popup" for linux or #1033.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from committed to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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